BERD Consulting

Fee Based Biostatistics Consulting

In addition to the free resources available to all iRISE members, the Faculty & Staff of the Division of Biostatistics are available to consult on a fee basis for both UTHSC & Non-UTHSC clients. After an initial free consultation, investigators will be provided with an estimate outlining the project's scope, timeline, and projected cost.


Our PhD and MS level biostatisticians are highly trained in a range of statistical and analytic methods, including:

  • Longitudinal data analysis
  • ANOVA, regression, logistic regression
  • Bayesian data analyses
  • Sample size and power estimation
  • Statistical genomics
  • Survival analyses
  • Meta-analysis
  • Principal component and factor analysis
  • Path modeling
  • Structural equation modeling
  • Cluster analysis
  • Complex survey data analysis
  • Statistical simulations and graphics
  • Profile analysis
  • Gene expression data analysis
  • Mixed effects models
  • Generalized Estimating Equations (GEE)
  • Propensity Score Matching (PSM)
  • Evaluation of medical tests for classification and prediction
  • Estimation of median lethal doses (LD50)/quantal dose-response curves


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Biostatisticians & Epidemiologists

Assistant Professor of Biostatistics, Preventive Medicine Quynh earned her PhD in Biology with a concentration in Bioinformatics and MS degrees in Statistics and Bioinformatics from the University of Memphis. Dr. Tran also holds a BS in Computer Science from SUNY at Stony Brook. She has extensive experience working on large-scale biological datasets such as microarray, RNA-seq, and ChIP-seq. She has served as a biostatistician on several clinical studies such as TARGIT (Treating Adults at Risk for weight Gain with Interactive Technology) and CANDLE (Conditions Affecting Neurocognitive Development and Learning in Early Childhood). Dr. Tran is interested in translational research in childhood obesity and eczema. Other areas of research interest include data mining, statistical methods for large-scale epidemiologic data, bioinformatics applications and methods for NGS data.
Assistant Professor, Pediatrics & Preventive Medicine Tamekia L. Jones, Ph.D., is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Pediatrics with a secondary appointment in the Department of Preventive Medicine. Dr. Jones is a biostatistician for the Children’s Foundation Research Institute. In this role, she assists investigators with study design, sample size and power calculations, and statistical analyses. Prior to joining UTHSC, Dr. Jones served as a senior statistician for frontline Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia clinical trials in the Children’s Oncology Group at the University of Florida. Her research interests include clinical trials, survival analysis, obesity, and health disparities.
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